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53 new foods at the Minnesota State Fair, ranked from best to worst

The Minnesota State Fair's 2019 new foods roster includes the perennial mix of attention-seekers, potential gut bombs and trend-observant hopefuls.
Dale Kivimaki has been at every State Fair grandstand show for the past 25 years but he hasn't seen one of them live. That's because he's the video di

10 great grandstand moments at the Minnesota State Fair

August 24
Video director Dale Kivimaki remembers 25 years of stellar shows and near-mishaps at the State Fair.
Huge crowds on opening day of the Minnesota State Fair.
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Crowds are huge part of the State Fair. See how they've grown over the years.

August 22
The state's largest gathering got rolling just after we became a state and has changed with the times. In 2019, will fair magic again conspire to haul in the population of several Minnesota cities each day?
Shoppers at the Good Things tent, a Twin Cities retailer making its first appearance at the Minnesota State Fair this year.

Minnesota State Fair is a magnet that some small retailers use the entire year

August 24
A booth can bring business to brick-and-mortar stores long after event has run its course.
Scene at the Fair

Decades of musical legends on the State Fair's grandstand stage

August 23
From Ricky Nelson to Christina Aguilera, take a trip back in time with these photos of headline acts from the Star Tribune archives.
TOM WALLACE • twallace@startribune.com Assignment #20013789A Slug: fair082710 Date: august 26th, _ State Fair opens with what might be record crowds
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FairCam: Live from the Minnesota State Fair

August 24
What's it like on the state fairgrounds at this moment? Check out our FairCam to get a taste of the preparation.
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State Fair schedule: Saturday, Aug. 24

August 23
Dierks Bentley with Caylee Hammack at the Grandstand.
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